23 3 / 2014
"I read in an interview with Frank Sinatra in which he said about Judy Garland, ‘Every time she sings, she dies a little. That’s how much she gave.’ It’s true for writers, too, who hope to create something lasting. They die a little getting it right. And then the book comes out. There’s a dinner. Maybe they give you a prize. And then comes the inevitable and very American question: what’s next? But the next thing can be…so hard, because now you know what it demands."
23 3 / 2014
"I only write when I want to. I’m an amateur and insist on staying that way. A professional has a personal commitment to writing. Or a commitment to someone else to write. As for me… I insist on not being a professional. To keep my freedom."
17 2 / 2014
Let’s not forget to acknowledge Alexandre Dumas this Black History Month
The writer of two of the most well known stories worldwide, The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo was a black man.
Let’s not forget that he was played on screen by a white man. And the fact that he was black is barely ever mentioned or the book he wrote inspired by his experiences.
12 2 / 2014